All Unofficial Guide members hate waiting for hours in line. If you want to avoid the mad crowd rush, holding a spot hours before Wishes! Takes place, and have a spectacular view of the show, look no further. Do this boat ride. I’m a grown man and even I wore the bandana and sang along with my wife and the rest of the crew. There’s actually two boats that go out to watch the fireworks, Hook and Smee, and Patch. We had Patch, who was very entertaining. We got to watch the Electrical Water Pageant and saw a beautiful view of the fireworks. It was like watching the preview of a Disney movie. The fireworks were amazing, the music was cued perfectly with the show, and best of all there was no crowds to fight.
Also forgot to mention that they encourage you to use the bathroom before you go on. Its a about a 2.5 hour tour, with the first hour having desserts and picture taking with Capt Hook n Smee. There’s a freezer in plain sight, but a lot of people miss it. It’s got the Mickey Ice Cream Sandwiches and popsicles. Before you eat though, I recommend rushing to get a picture with Hook and Smee, to avoid the long line to follow. Eat when you’re done taking pictures. Saves waiting times and that’s what TP is all about. Also for the kids, they play a trivia game to give away prizes. So study those Disney movies and theme songs.